Unless you’re going away on business and you’re lucky enough to be one half of a functional family, the planning of pretty much everything in your life takes into account the children as perhaps the most important part. For example, you probably won’t even go on holiday if it’s impractical for the whole family to go.
For those who regularly go on holidays with the whole family in-tow, chances are that emerging tradition is as a result of having had a taste of the good brought about by taking everybody and going away for a bit. Children in particular bring an added dimension to a family getaway which will have you wishing you could freeze their growth for a bit and enjoy what they bring for a little longer than what is afforded us naturally.
A test of your patience and character
What a way to put your parenting skills to their ultimate test, right? Kids will be kids and they will find every opportunity to push your buttons as they merely try to find their emerging place in the world, but all the mischief their inquisitive little minds can concoct seems to be amplified ten times over when you’re all exploring a new environment together.
Road-trippers in particular sing a song of how they won’t go that route anymore, but it does indeed perhaps make for one of the more affordable ways through which to get around, particularly as far as the convenience of being able to stop and rest goes.
The smallest children like toddlers who seemingly have an endless supply of energy give the sternest test, putting you on full alert as a parent since you have all manner of new “dangers” of the world to have to navigate, since you’re away from your familiar environment. Children will truly test your character if they come along on a trip with you, but that’s a good thing because it puts into perspective the true essence of what the saying “It’s about the journey” is all about.
Seeing the beauty of the world for what it is
One of the most memorable family holidays I can report to have been on might surprise many people, because it wasn’t the one which cost the most. If I may appear to be a fan of road-trips then I guess you have me figured out, you sly fox, you, but yeah, it was indeed another one of those annual road-trips we try to take to explore a bit more of our local environment.
The unique dimension brought to the trip by the kids was one which merely taught me to see the world for what it is, which is a very beautiful place when you look at it and appreciate it through the eyes of a child. We were playing a game of “I spy with my little eye-” when I noticed that the “C” actually stood for the crocodile spotted, but there was no water in sight. It was a crocodile formation created by the clouds up above!